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Old 04-29-2013, 11:29 PM   #11
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This is our setup.
Track Rac from Lowes, 299.99
The canoe is a 14' mad river and the truck bed is just 5 feet long.
That looks fantastic...thank you! Going to have to check that option out! How does it store? Easy? Complicated?
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:16 AM   #12
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We went with a TracRac system. It was the only setup that I could find at the time that we could have racks and a tonneau cover.

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:34 AM   #13
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ependydad is correct if you turn the straps so they have a twist in them they make less noise and don't "chatter"


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Also works on awning tie down straps, a farmer showed me that trick in Knoxville, IA in 1977 when our awning straps were making noise. He came over and was talking and mentioned the noise and told me how to stop it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:34 PM   #14
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We went with a TracRac system. It was the only setup that I could find at the time that we could have racks and a tonneau cover.

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That looks fantastic! We could still use the cover?? How does that work? Was it expensive??
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:20 PM   #15
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That looks fantastic! We could still use the cover?? How does that work? Was it expensive??

Quite expensive, but it has worked out good for us. I spent $1500 in 2007 for the sliding TracRac and rails, the tonneau cover system, and the front cantilever so the nose of my canoe wouldn't hit the cab.

I think this the current model to the racks that I got: 2013 TracRac G2 Complete Sliding Aluminum Pickup Truck Racks

The tonneau cover: 2013 TracRac Trac Tonneau Cover for Sliding TracRac Pickup Truck Racks - Closeout 25% Off It is listed as a close-out......I am wondering if that is being discontinued. The TracRac website has very little infomation on the cover. Ours works great, although it does not seal well at the tailgate, allowing a little water in.

The cantilever: 2013 TracRac 44000-01 44000-02 Cantilever Extension for TracRac G2 Pickup Truck Racks

We also got a couple of the crossbar tie downs, and the combination rail tie downs and locks.

The TracRac system seems really well made and strong. When I put my canoe on top, I have confidence it is gonna stay.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #16
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WOW!!! Amazing set up. We are not that handy...but are very impressed! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!!

Going to have to do more research and figure out just what we're going to need.
Thanks for the compliment!
A link to the rack.
Shop Hauler Racks Aluminum Removable Truck Side Ladder Rack at Lowes.com
It has a 500 pound capacity and is up to 32 inches wide. How wide is your canoo?
Ours is 36 inches wide so I could not use the rack as designed.
A narrow canoo would fit with one end hanging out over the cab.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:22 PM   #17
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Thanks for the compliment!
A link to the rack.
Shop Hauler Racks Aluminum Removable Truck Side Ladder Rack at Lowes.com
It has a 500 pound capacity and is up to 32 inches wide. How wide is your canoo?
Ours is 36 inches wide so I could not use the rack as designed.
A narrow canoo would fit with one end hanging out over the cab.
Will measure the width of the canoe, but I'm pretty sure it is wider than 32 inches. It's more of a lake canoe and is wider than some...our kids needed the stability...and we aren't opposed, either.

Sure love the easier removal of this rack and sincerely appreciate the link.
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Quite expensive, but it has worked out good for us. I spent $1500 in 2007 for the sliding TracRac and rails, the tonneau cover system, and the front cantilever so the nose of my canoe wouldn't hit the cab.

I think this the current model to the racks that I got: 2013 TracRac G2 Complete Sliding Aluminum Pickup Truck Racks

The tonneau cover: 2013 TracRac Trac Tonneau Cover for Sliding TracRac Pickup Truck Racks - Closeout 25% Off It is listed as a close-out......I am wondering if that is being discontinued. The TracRac website has very little infomation on the cover. Ours works great, although it does not seal well at the tailgate, allowing a little water in.

The cantilever: 2013 TracRac 44000-01 44000-02 Cantilever Extension for TracRac G2 Pickup Truck Racks

We also got a couple of the crossbar tie downs, and the combination rail tie downs and locks.

The TracRac system seems really well made and strong. When I put my canoe on top, I have confidence it is gonna stay.
Wow...a beautifully designed system. Love that it slides out of the way. There is just no way we can afford this right now. Maybe we should get some 2x4 's and save up for another year. Sure feel more informed. Thanks for your help!!
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